six etymology

English word six comes from Proto-Indo-European *séḱs, Proto-Indo-European *sēik-, Middle English syx, and later Proto-Germanic *sehs (Six.)

Detailed word origin of six

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*séḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) six
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cut
syx Middle English (enm)
*sehs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Six.
*sahsą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A stone chip used for cutting. Dagger, knife.
sex Old English (ang)
siex Old English (ang) (cardinal) six.
six Middle English (enm) Six.
six English (eng) (American football) A touchdown.. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.. (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).. The digit or figure 6. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 6; the number occurring after five [...]

Words with the same origin as six

Descendants of *séḱs
hard hardcore hardware hardworking natural semester silverware sixteen sixth sixty soft softball software
Descendants of *sēik-
above because become before begin beginning believe belong between beyond but by bye health hold hole holy nice nor saw sex ship sign whole